Overview on this Certification


Through Employers Council's HR Business Partner Program, participants will design and implement a project aligned with a business initiative. In an applied learning environment, participants will develop a proactive business mindset. This creates a win-win by providing participants with the opportunity to develop HR business partner competencies and by adding value to the organization.

“Human Resources isn't a thing we do.  It's the thing that runs our business." -Steve Wynn, Wynn Las Vegas

HR Competencies:

  • Leadership and Navigation
  • Critical Evaluation
  • Business Acumen

Through a three month comprehensive program participants will:

  • Gain business acumen
  • Understand the strategic framework
  • Grow in the role of HR business partner
  • Develop a business case
  • Design and implement a project

What Makes this Program Unique?

In today's complex business environment, it is essential that HR professionals operate from a strategic framework as business part­ners to their organizations.  To add value to the organization, HR must translate organizational direction into human capital implications and strategies.  

In the HR Business Partner Program, participants will design and implement a project aligned with a business initiative.  In an applied learning environment, participants will develop a proactive business mindset.  This creates a win-win by providing participants with the opportunity to develop HR business partner competencies and by adding value to the organization.

The HR Business Partner Program:

  • Engages HR professionals for a long-term experience vs. a one-time class
  • Applies program learnings to an actual business project
  • Provides peer support in a cohort environment and individual coaching

Who Should Consider this Program?

HR professionals who are willing to commit time and energy to their own growth and apply their learn­ing to an actual business project.  The typical candidate is a mid-level HR professional with three or more years of experience.

Application Process

To receive or submit an application, e-mail HRBP@EmployersCouncil.org​. Applicants will be contacted by Employers Council faculty to discuss the necessary commitments and fit prior to the start of the program.  If you have questions regarding the program, call us at 303.223.5620 or e-mail HRBP@EmployersCouncil.org

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